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Salaries of members of the United States Congress

Historical information on the salaries that United States Congressmen have been paid:[1]

Year Salary per diem/annum Percent

Adjustment

1789 $6 per diem
1795 $6 per diem only Representatives
$7 per diem only Senators
1796 $6 per diem
1815 $1,500 per annum
1817 $6 per diem only Representatives
$7 per diem only Senators
1818 $8 per diem
1855 $3,000 per annum
1865 $5,000 per annum
1871 $7,500 per annum
1874 $5,000 per annum
1907 $7,500 per annum
1925 $10,000 per annum
1932 $9,000 per annum
1933 $8,500 per annum
1934 (2/1) $9,000 per annum
1934 (7/1) $9,500 per annum
1935 $10,000 per annum
1947 $12,500 per annum
1955 $22,500 per annum
1965 $30,000 per annum
1969 $42,500 per annum
1975 $44,600 per annum
1977 $57,500 per annum
1979 $60,662.50 per annum
1982 $69,800 per annum only Representatives
1983 $69,800 per annum only Senators
1984 $72,600 per annum
1985 $75,100 per annum
1987 (1/1) $77,400 per annum
1987 (2/4) $89,500 per annum
1990 (2/1) $96,600 per annum only Representatives
1990 (2/1) $98,400 per annum only Senators
1991 (1/1) $125,100 per annum only Representatives
1991 (1/1) $101,900 per annum only Senators
1991 (8/14) $125,100 per annum only Senators
1992 $129,500 per annum 3.5%
1993 $133,600 per annum 3.2%
1998 $136,700 per annum 2.3%
2000 $141,300 per annum 3.4%
2001 $145,100 per annum 2.7%
2002 $150,000 per annum 3.4%
2003 $154,700 per annum 3.1%
2004 $158,100 per annum 2.2%
2005 $162,100 per annum 2.5%
2006 $165,200 per annum 1.9%
2008 $169,300 per annum 2.5%
2009-2014 $174,000 per annum 2.8%

Additional pay schedule for Senate and House positions:

SCHEDULE 6--VICE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS[2]
Position Salary
Vice President $233,000
Delegates to the House of Representatives $174,000
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico $174,000
President pro tempore of the Senate $193,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the Senate $193,400
Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives $193,400
Speaker of the House of Representatives $223,500

Sources and notes

  1. ^ [1] Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables on Senate.gov, Accessed 1 March 2014
  2. ^ Executive Order 13655 of December 23, 2013, Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay. Office of Personnel Management - Pay & Leave - SALARIES & WAGES - Executive Order for 2014 Pay Schedules

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